Benfica vs Portimonense – Taça da Liga: This Wednesday evening, at Estádio da Luz, Benfica hosts Portimonense
On a match counting towards the 2nd round of the League Cup’s group A.
Benfica is in 3rd place of Liga NOS with 36 points conquered, recording 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.
So far, the Eagles count with 37 goals scored and 10 goals conceded in the league, which results on an average of 3.1 goals per match.
Their record at Estádio da Luz is fantastic, getting 7 wins in 7 matches and only conceding 3 goals.
After being defeated in the Portuguese cup, the Eagles have held on fiercely to the league and to this League Cup, as we can see by the list of called-up players where there are no big changes when compared to the one of the match against Tondela.
Portimonense occupies the 11th position of Liga NOS with 16 points conquered, thanks to 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses.
When it comes to goals, the team from Algarve has been delivering, with 22 goals scored and 26 goals conceded, which results on an average of 3.2 goals per match.
Their record away from home is very poor, only getting 3 points on the 8 away matches they played this season.
For this match, Vítor Oliveira left out their starting goalkeeper, their starting central defender and captain, the star Nakajima, and they don’t have any right backs available, which means they will have to adapt.
Besides that, many of the starters that are in the list of called-up players won’t start, since, according to the manager, it is practically impossible for them to ensure qualification.
Benfica vs Portimonense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I don’t see any other scenario other than a Benfica win here, since they play at their safehouse and need to win in order to fight for qualification in the last round.
I also believe we will have an open match, with at least 3 goals, trusting the goal scoring prowess the Eagles have been displaying with 10 goals scored on their last 3 matches,
while the visiting side also has conditions to score, despite making several changes to their starting line-up.
|Benfica to win and over 2.5 goals||